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Department of Homeland Security

Civilianize Significant Portion of USCG Field Unit Positions

The USCG continues to operate on a personnel business model based upon its historic military roots. However, the modern missions that they undertake are vastly different from that of the Revenue Cutter Service. In fact, the majority of the USCG does not operate in that manner. You wouldn't know if from the posters and press releases, but the marine inspectors/investigators, pollution response personnel, oil/chemical... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

UP or OUT employee advancement policy

There should be a preset period of time that any employee can "sit" in a grade, (especially the lower grades) without advancing.

Case and point: If an employee is a GS-5 for more than 4 years, and is receiving anything less than an "outstanding" rating, they should be given 30 days to advance to GS-6, or else they are terminated.

Employees that are allowed to stay in lower grades for long periods of time with minimal... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

End of year bonuses ONLY for "outstanding" employees

Only those employees that received an "outstanding" rating in their most recent employee evaluation should receive bonuses.

 

Similarly, "blanket bonuses" (where the entire office receives a bonus just because) should be eliminated.

 

This not only reduces costs to the tax payer, but also encourages employees to strive to excel (which, afterall is supposed to be the point of a bonus in teh first place)

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Postal Service

Post Office Should Charge for Home Delivery

It doesn't make sense that it costs money for a person to rent a box at the Post Office, but it's free to receive mail at home. If any other business ran their company this way they'd be out of business. Doesn't it cost more money to deliver mail across town than to stuff mail in a slot at the Post Office?

The Post Office could charge a nominal fee to deliver mail to individual homes and a reduced fee to deliver mail... more »

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Social Security Administration

Centralize Federal Job Application Systems

While all agencies are required to post vacant Federal positions on USAJOBS, each agency uses a different "back-end" system to accept and manage electronic applications (such as Avue, Resumix, QuickHire, and USA Staffing). These systems are fee-based and cost millions of dollars in contracts for each agency. OPM manages USA Staffing, but agencies are not required to use it and must pay for the licenses. If every agency... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Share Security Check Information

I have worked for, or applied for several agencies in the federal government. It would be a cost saver and a team building experience to have the personnel security divisions to share the security checks and clearances information.

A central area to store the information would make it easier and quicker for personnel to be hired and on the job.

It can take up to a year to get some clearances done, so it would not... more »

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